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4th-Jun-2009 02:23 pm - Tiananmen Square
Haven't updated in quite a while. There are a few things to tell, but I'll get back to them. This post is for remembering the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Today it's 20 years since the tanks rolled in an put an end to the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in Bejing. 1989 was a strange year, and a lot of things happened. I was 15 at the time, and this made a lasting impression. I remember watching the news together with a few friends on that day, and we were all shocked at what was happening. It's strange to think of how different the world was back then. The communist eastern block of Europe was still there, but nobody knew it only had a few months left. Sadly, the communist government in China didn't fall together with the iron curtain. Their show of force and brutality 20 years ago, was -and still is- appalling!

21st-Apr-2009 09:14 am - The Seven Signs of Terrorism
Beware the seven signs of terrorism:

Do not ask questions! Do not make notes! Do not sit on benches in the park! Do not use binoculars! Do not act suspicious! You are free to do what we tell you!

This is actually quite funny, but in a very scary way...

15th-Mar-2009 06:14 pm - 15th of March already!
15th of March already! How time files! I haven't updated this blog in well over two months. I wish I could say it's because of my exciting life, but the truth is that I'm still stuck in the same boring routine and situation as before. But, I've been busy: I've worked a lot and applying to jobs left and right. Still no new job in sight, I'm afraid. No surprises there, either. These last few weeks have also been exhausting because of the weather. Working nights and sleeping in the daytime while it's cold and a few feet of snow outside is no fun. Thankfully, spring is finally here now. These last few days have been great. Last night I went out without my coat, only wearing jeans, a shirt (with a t-shirt underneath) and a blazer (and socks and shoes, obviously), and I didn't even feel cold. Niiice! All of this makes me more optimistic and hopeful for the new year.

Next week, I'm going to Oslo to see Thåström and Sisters of Mercy live! Looking forward to this!
4th-Jan-2009 03:59 pm - Happy Chameleon Day!
Today is Chameleon Day, the Talk Talk Appreciation Day, and also the birthday of Talk Talk's lead singer, Mark Hollis. Chameleon Day is celebrated by playing Talk Talk and Mark Hollis'  music. These days, Talk Talk is today probably best known for their hit "It's My Life". A few years back, No Doubt had a huge hit with their cover version of that song. There's a lot more to Talk Talk's music, though, and they have been one of my favourtite bands for a long time. Here's a classic track:

2nd-Jan-2009 03:58 pm - The One Night Stands
Originally, I was going to write a comteplative post about the year 2008 and stuff. However, I just discovered the South African band The One Night Stands. Here's the video for "Seconds":

This is, in my opinion, quite simply brilliant pop!

31st-Dec-2008 06:16 am - Happy New Year!
My best wishes to everyone for 2009!
24th-Dec-2008 04:21 am - Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, everyone! Season's greetings and all that!

A month has gone by since my last post. Time flies. But I have been keeping busy, and at least I have something to write about. Apart from the usual stuff like work and applying to jobs, I've also managed to have a social life.

On november 1st i attended Bloodline's Halloween-party, which was great. I didn't manage to make a costume for myself, though, I had absolutely no ideas. Oh well, maybe next year. Anyway, the party was a great success, and I had a really good time.

The next two weekends were mainly dedicated to old friends. My old friends Madrugada played in Bergen November 8th, and M, my sister and I went to see them play. It was such a great experience, that M and I decided to go and see ther last show at Oslo Spektrum the weekend after that. We got places on the guest list, and were also invited to the after party at Hotell Continental after. The concert i Spektrum was magnificent, and a lot of old friends from Stokmarknes and Sortland showed up, including people I haven't seen in years. It was strange seeing the band playing their last concert, now hailed as one of the greatest rock bands in Norway: During the concert I caught myself thinking a lot about the past. Remembering all the fun we used to have together through the 90s, both back home and visiting them and others when they used to share apartments i Oslo, particularly the flat in Hansteensgate, next to the American embassy. The stories that place could tell...  All those memories made the concert and the party after very moving experience for me personally. Not that it wasn't great fun too, mind you.

During that weekend, I also got to see my old girlfriend L, like I always do when I'm in Oslo. Always nice to see her too. And I of course also stayed at my brother's, so I got to see him as well.

Last weekend, I went to B's christmas party, which also was great fun.
So, what else? My birthday is coming up, and I'm turning 35! Holy cow, I'm middle aged!
9th-Nov-2008 06:58 pm - Mr. T is da man!
 Here are some very funny commercials for Snickers, starring Mr. T (First name: Mister! Last name: T!)! Fun fact: I abolutely hate peanuts, and naturally I think Snickers is awful. But never mind.

This last one is just a joke, not made by Snickers, but equally funny!

USA's got a black president, and I know who should be minister of defense! Mistah Teeee!! 
5th-Nov-2008 10:33 pm - Good news
As I guess you all know, Barack Obama won the presidential election in the USA last night. Let's all hope hope he really manages to make a difference, not to mention survive his term. Being the first black president, he'll be the target for any right-wing-white power-loon out there.
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